Due to its ability to shave hours off the work day, the nail gun is one of most common tools in the roofing industry. While it is a great tool, it is also incredible dangerous if not used properly. Improper nail gun safety is responsible for tens of thousands of injuries each year. More than half of these reported nail gun injuries are to the hand and fingers. One quarter of these hand injuries involve structural damage to tendons, joints, nerves, and bones. After hands, the next most often injured are the leg, knee, thigh, foot, and toes.
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By: Jamie Wetherington | June 22, 2019
Everyone likes to imagine their workplace is safe and always will be. Some people may be more aware of the potential for accidents in the workplace. Certain industries, such as construction, mining, and others, have a reputation for being more dangerous than others. Nonetheless, workplace safety is important in each and every workplace, whether it’s an office or the floor of a warehouse or a construction site. When you understand how a workplace accident could affect your business, you’ll be better prepared to ensure your workplace is truly safe.
By: Jamie Wetherington | May 20, 2019
Effective communication is vital to the successful completion of any construction project. Good communication can improve teamwork and lead to better project collaboration. Poor communication can result in misunderstandings, delays and issues down the road. Communication is simply the exchange of information in order to convey a message and good communication involves being able to transmit your message so it is received and understood by the intended recipients. Seems simple enough, right? If you’ve ever played the Telephone Game you know it’s not always that easy...
By: Jamie Wetherington | April 18, 2019
Distracted driving seems to be in the headlines every other day — and it can feel like we’ve heard it all 100 times before. Yes, texting and talking on your mobile while driving is bad. We get it. We even went out and bought hands-free devices. Isn’t that enough? We do live in a multi-tasking world, after all. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and other safety groups aren’t going to let us off that easy — not when 1 out of 10 fatal traffic accidents are caused by inattention behind the wheel...
By: Jamie Wetherington | March 19, 2019
Just about every mother has imparted the warning, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” These words of wisdom don’t just apply to children at play; they ring true in the work environment as well. “Horseplay” on the job may lead to injuries and accidents — some even with deadly consequences. For example, any tool tossed at or toward a coworker has the potential to injure or possibly kill...
By: Jamie Wetherington | February 19, 2019
Let’s start with the basics. No matter what kind of company you work for and what its primary business activities are, you most likely have chemicals in your workplace. They might be housekeeping chemicals like floor cleaners and paints, maintenance chemicals like oils and lubricants, or process chemicals like acids or solvents used to manufacture a chemical product. You might find these chemical products under the sink in the breakroom, in a drum in a chemical storage cabinet, or on a table right in the middle of a workstation.…